Aramis Rivera Completes IM Sweep With 50.21 100 On Day 3 Of NJCAA Champs

2021 NJCAA SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • April 28 – May 2, 2021
  • Anne Wilder Aquatic Complex
  • Ft. Pierce, Florida
  • Defending Champs: Indian River (Men/Women)
  • Results Available on Meet Mobile Under “2021 NJCAA Swimming & Diving Champs”
  • Day 1 Recap

The Indian River men and women and on the way to their 47th and 39th straight conference titles, respectively at the 2021 NJCAA Championships. On day 3 of the meet, they only continued to pull ahead as both teams picked another set of wins with the men establishing more than a 400 point lead over second-place while the women are now more than 500 points ahead of the field.

Team Scores After Day 1 (Top 5)

Men

  1. Indian River State College – 946 Points
  2. Iowa Central Community College – 517 Points
  3. Southwestern Oregon CC – 446 Points
  4. Barton Community College – 444 Points
  5. South Georgia State College – 176 Points

Women

  1. Indian River State College – 1,007 Points
  2. Southwestern Oregon CC – 490 Points
  3. Iowa Central Community College – 428 Points
  4. Jamestown Community College –242 Points
  5. Erie Community College – 144 Points

The first win of the night for Indian River came in the men’s 100 IM as Aramis Rivera posted a 50.21, marking the only sub-50 swim in the field. The swim for Rivera was actually a little bit slower than his prelim swim of 49.87. The win was Rivera’s third straight gold medal at the meet, having already won both the 200 and 400 IM earlier on in the week. Southwestern Oregon’s Emile Dost was a 50.67 for silver while Iowa Central’s Johnathon Turner hit a 51.68 for bronze.

Fresh on the heels of Rivera’s win, Victoria Ortiz lead the Indian River women’s sweep of the 500 freestyle. Ortiz was a 4:53.59 for the gold medal, shaving a few seconds off his PB of 4:56.58. Ortiz was well head of the field as teammates Esther Rydbeck and Ashlynn Amon notched a 5:05.05 for silver and a 5:07.66 for bronze, respectively.

Chance Conde followed with a 500 freestyle win for Indian River and like Ortiz, managed to put a good bit of distance between himself and the second-place finisher. Conde was a 4:24.56 to improve upon his prelim swim of 4:25.74 and his PB heading into the meet of 4:27.53. Conde’s swim was more than 10 seconds quicker than silver medalist Maxwell Miller‘s 4:35.90 for Indian River and Southwestern Oregon swimmer Wyatt Smith‘s 4:35.90 for bronze.

Taryn Dailey picked up her 3rd individual win of the meet for Indian River by swimming a 2:03.15 200 butterfly, adding to her previous gold medals in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM. Dailey had already lowered her PB from a 2:08.69 to a 2:04.09 in the prelims and got it down again in the finals. Indian River’s Ashely Sterchele came in at a 2:06.11 for second place while teammate Isabela Cabrera Duarte hit a 2:08.42 for third.

100 butterfly victor Brennan Hammond from Indian River made it back to the top of the podium in the 200 butterfly with his 1:47.03 finals swim. Heading into the meet he had a PB of 1:47.82 and swam a 1:47.33 in the prelims. Hammond was joined by teammate John Zeiger on the podium who posted a 1:51.74 for silver. Barton Community College’s Kacper Mayerberg rounded out the top 3 with a 1:52.46.

Indian River closed the session with 2 more relay wins as the men posted a 1:30.67 200 medley relay while the women’s team won with a 1:45.50.

Additional Day 3 Wins

  • Women’s 100 IM – Jacqueline Feurtado (58.52)
  • Women’s 100 Backstroke – Aimee Miller (55.86)
  • Men’s 100 Backstroke – Alejandro Robles Ruiz (49.62)
  • Women’s 100 Breaststroke – Magali Mouton (1:03.91)
  • Men’s 100 Breaststroke – Johan Cue Carrillo (53.37)
  • Women’s 3 Meter Dive – Laine Rivas (390.10)
  • Men’s 1 Meter Dive – TJ Ray (402.35)

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